For my first review, I will review Set 2116 - Krazi.
Part 1.The Packaging. This set has nontraditional packaging consisting of a flat cardboard back with clear plastic "bubbles"
containing the parts,spinner,and cards. It features a red ninja design on top as well.
Part 2. The Parts. Aside from the minifigure elements, this set includes very little parts at all.
They are: a gold bone, a gray pickaxe, and a double bone dagger which is made of two Atlantis claws in white with a gray lightsaber hilt. The spinner is black with a dark gray bottom and has a design featuring white skulls and orange lightning bolts.
Part 3. The Minifigure. The minifigure included in this set is, of course, Krazi. He consists of two of the new Ninjago booted legs, one of the new skeleton bodies with a blue loincloth, two new skeleton arms made especially for the Spinjitzu game, Ninjago skellie armor with blue spikes, and a rather vicious-looking head with red eyes and a red ring around his mouth. Unfortunately, this set does not come with his trademark jester hat.
Part 4. The Cards. This set, like all of the other spinners, comes with 5 cards: Krazi,Hurricane,Karate Chop,Lightning Strike, and Power Up. The Krazi character card features a very nice picture of Krazi on a yellow background with some very cool skeletal shadows as well. For all you Spinjitzu fans out there, he has 400 Lightning SP, 300 Ice and Fire SP, and 0 Earth SP.
Now for the rest of the cards:
- Hurricane--Blow on spinners.
- Karate Chop--Use hand to guide your spinner.
- Lightning Strike--Stand card up and if opponent knocks it down, you win the spin.
- Power Up(gold card)--Put 1 weapon in each hand until someone wins.
Part 5. The Summary. Sooo, time for the summary! How did this set rank? Let's see!
- Building experience: 1/10
- Parts: 4.5/10,
- Playability: 10/10 (only with another spinner)
- Value for Money: 3.5/10
- Overall 7.75/10
So I must say this is a pretty good set.
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...Maybe not? In their first year of Ninjago spinners, LEGO emerged with some amazing gems, but they also had some really mediocre ones...
- Krazi the skeleton minifigure.
- Cool spinner design.
- No jester hat for Krazi.
- Bone is a rather average weapon.
- Double-bladed bone dagger can't reach out very far at all, in fact, barely beyond the spinner itself.
Although many LEGO fans may not be completely satisfied with this spinner, it is worthwhile to have, as it fits in very well with a Ninjago collection.
1 out of 1 person thought this review was helpful.
Of all the spinners I own,Krazi was my first to buy.When I was looking,I was looking for some of the ninja,too,but all I found was skeletons.[Thanks a WHOLE LOT Walmart!]But,after I got Krazi,it felt as if I should really been thanking Walmart.He was great!His hat was missing,but I got a spare jester hat from my cousin.[I also got a hat for Frakjaw,but I still need a german hat for Chopov]His cards were excellent,and this has a whole lot of playability if you have other spinners;I bought this one with Bonezai and Chopov.Krazi's cards included:Hurricane,Lightning Strike,Karate Chop,and Power Up.Also,it included a character card,as all spinners do.The design on his spinner is a skull with lightning streaks all around it.Overall,though a bit overpriced,this is a good set.
1 out of 2 people thought this review was helpful.
I openly admit that I am probably much too big a fan of Ninjago in spite of the theme's shortcomings. The little problems with the game of Spinjitsu, and Ninjago in general, are most apparent in the single carded skeleton troops, especially Krazi.
The design of the character is a striking and malicious skeletal jester.....think Yorick from Hamlet on steroids.There is a huge problem in the execution of this motif, the hat is not included with the figure! If you want the appropriately colored fool's hat you have to buy the Ice Dragon Attack set and strip that Krazi of his hat. There is also the possibility of buying the Kingdoms impulse jester for a hat, but the coloring of the two figs mesh akwardly at best.
From an actual game play perspective Lord Garmadon's skeletal forces are at a steep disadvantage. The new booted bone legs look good, but they hold the characters in the spinner base much more loosely than the legit minifig legs of our ninja protagonists.For this reason they are much more easily knocked off in battle. Also,their hands dont have the 360 rotation of standard figures. As such their weapons can only be held straight out in front of them causing a major strategic disadvantage.
Overall, this set is borderline useless for the game, and looks lousy and generic on display with no hat. But there is a silver lining to this cloud. It would appear that Lego has realized the lack of appeal of generic undead soldiers and done away with them in series 2 single cards in favor of more specific villains such as Garmadon and Wyplash. So buy this set if you are a completist, I can't think of any other good reason.
8 out of 8 people thought this review was helpful.
Ninjago never seemed like a good idea in my eyes. This looked kind of neat at first so I got one. At first I enjoyed spinning it around but it gets boring after a while. The cards were a horrible idea and really seem pointless. Ten dollars is way too much for a set like this. Lego should stop trying to make playing cards because it is obviously not their forte. This theme couldn't possibly last much longer but Lego seems to be investing a lot of sets within it. There was really no building element to the set and the building element is what makes it fun. someone could get permanently depressed from looking at a pathetic set like this one. You make think I'm harsh on this but I will say that I like the design of the skeleton... but i probably only like because it is the only thing that is remotely good about it.
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